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" A miracle is a violation of the laws of nature ; and as a firm and unalterable experience has established these laws, the proof against a miracle, from the very nature of the fact, is as entire as any argument from experience can possibly be imagined. "
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A view of the principal deistical writers that have appeared in England in ...

John Leland - Apologetics - 1755 - 483 pages
...proof given of a miracle at all, and that the proof is only on the other fide. For as he there adds, " A miracle is a violation of the laws of " nature, and as a firm and unalterable cxpe" rienco hath eftablifhed thofe laws" [he fhould have faid, hath difcovered to us that thcic are...
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Essays and treatises on several subjects, Volume 3

David Hume - 1760
...prevail, but ftill with a diminution of its force, in proportion to that of it3 antagoniftA MJRACLE is a violation of the laws of nature ? and as a firm and unalterable experience has eftablifhed thefe laws^ the proof againft a miracle, from the' very nature of the fact, is as entire...
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A view of the principal deistical writers ... in England in the ..., Volume 1

John Leland - 1764
...all, and that the pi oof is only on the other fide. For as he there adds, " A miracle is a vio" lation of the laws of nature, and as a firm and unalterable " experience hath eftablifhed thofe laws" [he fhould have f'aid hath difcovered to us that thefe are the eftablifhed...
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An enquiry concerning human understanding. A dissertation on the passions ...

David Hume - 1768
...naturej and as a 0 _. firm, and unalterable experience has eftablifhed thefe laws, the proof againft a miracle, from the very nature of the fact, is' as entire as any argument-from- experience can poflibly be imagined. Why is it more than probable, that all men muft...
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Sermons and tracts upon religious subjects

William Adams - Religion - 1777 - 354 pages
...this proof. His batteries are now mounted, and he begins the attack. '** A ' miratrle,M' fays .he, " is .a violation " of the laws of nature ; and, as a firm " and unalterable experience hath eftab". lifhed thefe laws, the proof againft a mi"'fcacje, from the nature of the facTy is "'as...
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Essays and Treatises on Several Subjects, in Two Volumes

David Hume - 1779
...ftrorigeft muft prevail, but ftill with a diminution of jts force, in proportion to that of its antagonift. A miracle is a violation of the laws of nature; and as a firm and unalterable experience has eftablifhed thefe laws, the proof againft a miracle, from the very nature of the fact, is as entire...
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The Ground and Credibility of the Christian Religion: In a Course of Sermons ...

Richard Shepherd - Apologetics - 1788 - 302 pages
...words of a celebrated eflay, by zealous partizans ftill dealt out in detail, and held up in triumph. " A miracle is a " violation of the laws of nature : and *' as a firm and unalterable experience ** hath eftablimed thefe laws, the proof " againft a miracle, from the very na*.* ture of the fad,...
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The Monthly Review, Or, Literary Journal, Volume 81

Ralph Griffiths, G. E. Griffiths - English imprints - 1789
...words of a celebrated efTay, by zealous parti/.ans llill dealt out in detail, and held up in triumph. " A miracle is a violation of the laws of nature ; and as a firm and unalterable experience hath eilabiifhed thefe laws, the proof againft a miracle, from the very nature of the i'.ict. is as...
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A View of Nature: In Letters to a Traveller Among the Alps, Volume 6

Sir Richard Joseph Sulivan, Sir Richard Joseph Sullivan (bart.) - Natural theology - 1794
...circumstances are requisite to produce a full confidence in human testimony." " A miracle," continues he, " is a violation of the laws of nature ; and as a firm and unalterable experience hath established those laws, the proof against it, from the very nature C 4 of of the fact, is as entire...
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A View of the Principal Deistical Writers that Have Appeared in ..., Volume 1

John Leland, William Laurence Brown - Apologetics - 1798
...proof given of a miracle' at all, and that the proof is only on the other fide; for he there adds, " A miracle is a violation of 'the laws of nature; and as a " firm and unalterable experience hath eftabiimed thofe laws" [he mould have faid, hath difcovered to us that thefe are the eftablifhed...
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